Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has explained why he didn’t sign a replacement for Philippe Coutinho in January.
The Brazil international left the club to sign for Barcelona in a deal worth a reported £145m almost a month ago and fans quickly called for the German to bring in a successor.
But Klopp decided not to dip into the market for a new playmaker and will instead reassess his options in the Summer – which has not gone down well with a lot of fans, but he is ‘staying cool’.
“Unfortunately our business is only from the outside that easy. You miss a player for a week and you think ‘okay, we need another player’.” he is quoted by the Echo.
“Yes, we could have done something. But we need really the right thing. The right thing now, you don’t get. The 100% right thing, only for completely crazy money that really makes no sense.
“I’m not even sure that would work. And in the summer it looks different.
“That’s how it is. To do something just to have any solution that makes no real sense, to be honest.
“People obviously ask ‘bring him in’ because someone is injured and you need somebody else, but then the other one is coming again and you weaken both or the third one, it makes no sense.
“In this situation, you really need to stay cool. It’s more difficult when you’ve lost two games but you need to be serious still.” he finished.
Klopp did spend £75m to bring Virgil Van Dijk to Anfield from Southampton at the beginning of the year.